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Campground-themed X-Ray adventure series first in South Carolina region


The staff at the new clinic is catered to pediatric after-hour care needs when their pediatrician’s office may be closed. A small clinic setting, as opposed to a large hospital, is often appealing to parents of frightened children. All equipment is sized specifically for children. The Cozy Camp Adventure Series gives children the chance to be scanned in a specialized sleeping bag an impressive camp setting. The Adventure X-ray room starts with a Bear Brook Adventure coloring book that’s given to child when an X-ray is needed. The coloring book ... Read More »

Tata Power organises homeopathy health camp in Jojobera

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Tata Power, India's largest integrated power company, endeavours to provide health care facilities to communities living in and around its project areas. In another such initiative, Tata Power’s Jojobera team organised a special homeopathy health camp under ‘Project Arogya’ at the community development centre in the Govindpur area. The objective of the camp was to provide a free medical check-up and health care facilities to the communities. The camp acts as a platform for Tata Power Jamshedpur employees to engage and interact with community... Read More »

Novartis settles patent litigation on Gleevec® (imatinib mesylate) with Sun Pharma subsidiary


As a result of the settlement, Novartis will permit Sun Pharma's subsidiary to market a generic version of Gleevec in the United States on February 1, 2016. The terms of the settlement agreement are otherwise confidential. Sun Pharma's subsidiary has received tentative approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its generic version of imatinib mesylate. Patents are vital to the ability of innovative companies like Novartis to invest in high-risk research to advance breakthrough treatments for patients without treatment option... Read More »

Roche to present new data on 27 different medicines at ASCO


“Since the first ASCO annual meeting 50 years ago, we are proud to have contributed practice-changing advances for people with a broad range of tumors including breast, blood, colorectal, lung, and skin cancers,” said Sandra Horning, Chief Medical Officer and Head, Global Product Development. “Data from 9 approved and 18 investigational medicines, such as our anti-PDL1 immunotherapy, at ASCO this year demonstrate our continued commitment to improve outcomes for people with cancer.” The data to be presented at ASCO show the depth and strength of... Read More »

American College of Physicians, CECity, and Pfizer collaborate to increase adult immunization rates


The goal of this public health initiative is to meet the National Vaccine Advisory Committee’s standards for adult immunization. The standards call on all health care providers to assess vaccine status at each visit, strongly recommend vaccinations to patients, administer or refer for immunization, and document vaccination. Current vaccination rates for recommended vaccines in the U.S. fall far short of those goals, with all rates well below 70 percent and fraught with racial and ethnic disparities1. “As a national organization of internists... Read More »

GE: analyzing medical records links early traits to future disease


This is not the first article to show that those years of dedication and work by scientists in a number of fields are starting to bear fruits. An article published late last month in the journal Science Translational Medicine reveals some of the latest findings. In it, a team used both genetics and Big Data to link patients’ seemingly unrelated traits with the onset of disease. Their work will one day point doctors to a developing disease before it could have been diagnosed in the past. “Over the last 10 to 15 years, researchers have been do... Read More »

DSM to lead Lunch & Learn symposium at International Vitamin Conference 2014


Senior scientific experts Dr. Manfred Eggersdorfer, Dr. Michael McBurney and Dr. Peter Weber, from DSM Nutritional Products, will present “Nutrients – perspectives on intake and status”, covering the importance of adequate nutrition, and moreover, nutrient status. The presentation will explain how a balanced nutritional profile is a powerful way to contribute to health, wellness and performance, whilst inadequate nutrition is linked to serious, irreversible consequences for health and development. Malnutrition with inadequate micronutrient i... Read More »

Biospring selects GE healthcare life sciences Oligoprocess™ for large scale synthesis of therapeutic oligonucleotides


Oligonucleotides are short sequences of DNA or RNA which can modify the expression of genes involved in disease pathways, leading to considerable interest in their potential as next-generation therapeutic agents for treating a wide variety of diseases such as cancer, asthma and diabetes. GE Healthcare's OligoProcess is a customizable platform for the synthesis of therapeutic oligonucleotides, designed to allow manufacturing scale-up from early stage clinical research to post-marketing manufacture on the same system. This single system approach ... Read More »

IBM and KPJ healthcare Berhad build nationwide cloud infrastructure for improved medical services


With a network of more than 20 hospitals in Malaysia and four hospitals along with an aged care facility overseas, KPJ Healthcare offers a comprehensive range of medical services. To overcome the growing operational, management and support issues, KPJ Healthcare engaged IBM to consolidate and centralize its computing infrastructure on a cloud. IBM is delivering KPJ Healthcare’s cloud deployment in a phased roll-out, starting with administrative data and medical records, to ensure a seamless and uninterrupted transition. As part of the engage... Read More »

Materialise’s Surgical Guides for Osteotomies around the Knee FDA 510(k) cleared


Reviewed by the Medical World Speaking about the osteotomies, Prof. Dr. Jan Victor, head of the orthopaedic department at UZ Gent, Belgium, stated, “The surgical planning and patient-specific guides led to more predictable and better results compared to traditional surgical procedures. These 3D-printed guides take the diversity of each patient’s anatomy into consideration, providing a personalized approach for patient care." The favorable results of Materialise’s procedure were published in 2013 by Jan Victor and Ayishwariya Premanathan i... Read More »

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